Other Resources Stem
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Resources
Look here for a list of all things STEM.
“STEMConnector™ is a nationwide collaboration of companies, nonprofit associations and professional societies, STEM-related research & policy organizations, and academic institutionsconcerned about the plight of STEM education in the United States. STEMConnector™ is designed to link “all things STEM” by constructing a comprehensive Web Site that provides connections to national, state and local STEM entities and their own content through a variety of search tools.” From http://www.stemconnector.org/about
NCWIT – National Center for Women & Technology
Look here for information about increasing the presence of women working in various technology careers.
“NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a 501(c)(3) coalition that works to increase diversity in IT and computing. NCWIT believes that greater diversity will create a larger and more competitive workforce, and promote the design of technology that is as broad and innovative as the population it serves. NCWIT focuses on improving diversity across the entire spectrum: K-12 through college education, and on to academic, corporate and entrepreneurial careers.” From http://www.ncwit.org/about.factsheet.html.
Look here for information about the web-based competition the United States Army has set up for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders on STEM subjects.
“eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Your team will propose a solution to a real problem in your community and compete for Regional and National Awards.” Fromhttps://www.ecybermission.com/public/About/About_ECM.aspx.
NASA — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Look here for information for K-12 students on the website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
“Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many nonaerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. Perhaps more importantly, our exploration of space has taught us to view Earth, ourselves, and the universe in a new way. While the tremendous technical and scientific accomplishments of NASA demonstrate vividly that humans can achieve previously inconceivable feats, we also are humbled by the realization that Earth is just a tiny “blue marble” in the cosmos.” Fromhttp://history.nasa.gov/